Ilaya Dalapathy turns to `Pokkiri’ – hot news!-
After the failure of `Aathi,’ Vijay has been in confusion aboutwhat project to work in next. It was expected that Vijay would act inthe Tamil re-make of Dharani’s `Bangaram’ but Vijay hassuddenly turned his attention to `Pokkiri.’
It has even been reported that the Tamil rights for `Bangaram’has been bought from A M Rathnam. Though there were great expectations of`Bangaram,’ it has been shuffling along. In contrast, the modest`Pokkiri’ starring Mahesh Babu with no great expectations is breaking all box office records in Andhra.
`Pokkiri’ is directed by Puri Jagannath and stars Ileana asMahesh Babu’s heroine. (She’s at present acting as RaviKrishna’s jodi in `Kedi’ directed by Jothikrishna). In the first week of release, action film `Pokkiri’ grossed 9 crores 11 lakhs. This is a feat in Telugu cinema.
The re-make rights in Tamil has also sold for a record sum hitherto not seen. Producer and distributor Singanamala Ramesh has reportedly given 1 crore 40 lakhs for `Pokkiri’! The film’s success at the box office has made Vijay eager to star init. One can expect a formal announcement soon.
If Vijay goes ahead with this project what happens to Appachan who has given 2 crores advance to Vijay and has been waiting for years? He just has to wait for Vijay’s next film!
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